Carolyn J. Foster

Carolyn J. Foster, 85, of Berne, IN, formerly of Bluffton, IN, and with family in Huntington County, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne.

Mrs. Foster was a 1953 graduate of Warren High School. She received her nursing degree from Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, OH, in 1956.  She worked at Caylor Nickel Hospital in Bluffton as a nurse for 42 years until retiring in 1998, serving 35 of those years as the director of the emergency room.

She was born on June 11, 1935, in Warren, IN,  to Alva W. and Osa L. Oxley Roberts. She married Raymond J. Foster on Oct. 29, 1956, in Warren. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa R. (Steve) Arnold, of Portland; a son, Kevin L. (Lori) Foster, of Monroe; a sister, Lois Spears, of Warren; two brothers, George (Anita) Roberts, of Roanoke, and Sam Roberts, of Warren; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Roberts; a brother-in-law, Wendell (Judy) Foster; five grandchildren, Jesse Arnold, Sydney Arnold, Josh (Julie) Foster, Travis (Lindsay) Foster, and Kayla Foster; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation on Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeff Gaskill officiating.  Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Masks are strongly encouraged for visitation and funeral service.

Memorials may be made to Swiss Village Activities Department.

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